Outdoor Furniture

Top 20 Summer Seating Picks

SR DIY Planting Table

Scout Regalia just came out with a new charcoal bracket color for their Garden Kits, which is a nice alternative to the original bright green. Now, to the main purpose of this post: have you seen this DIY Planting Table? You can download the plans (free, of course) and make your own with just a few bits of lumber and screws. Looks super easy.
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Mi Chair

Made from a completely recyclable thermoplastic polymer, this chair is suitable for both indoors and out. While the silhouette offers a pleasing fluid shape, the apparent comfort and ‘ergonomic versatility’ will make the price tag that much more understandable.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $680.00
Available from: hivemodern.com

Linvin The Queen of Love Armchair

Well, if you need a pop of color indoors or out, this over-the-top throne might suit your fancy. Personally, I tend to lean towards the black or white because color seems a bit superfluous, but maybe I’m boring that way.

Made of recyclable linear polyethylene, UV resistant.
Available in 11 different colors.
Made in Italy.
W40 x D35 x H43″

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,050.00
Available from: Bobby Berk Home

Bayekou Rocking Chaise

The quieter sibling of the M’Afrique family, this chaise by Moroso features a rather subtle pattern. (To get a comparison of some of the other pieces, take a look at Shadowy Arm Chair, Shadowy Arm Chaise or Nopolou Rocking Chaise.) You can rest assured that any of the chaises will do fine either indoors or out as they’re all made from handwoven nylon.

22″h x 54″ x 22″.

Purchase Information:

Price: $1,704.00
Available from: ABC Home

Gallant & Jones Deckchairs

The classic deckchair got a makeover with modern fabrics, so you can breathe a sigh of relief if you’re still in need of outdoor seating this summer. Fabrics are interchangeable if you can’t make up your mind, with quite a few fun stripes and patterns and such to choose from.

Prices start around $300.
Length up to 41″ Height up to 36″ Width 23.5″

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Kootenay Deckchair, $300.00
Tywyn Grey Deckchair, $320.00

Purchase Information:

Price: $300.00
Availability: Buy Gallant & Jones Deckchairs here

Case Study #22 VKG: Free Shipping!

If you have your sights set on owning the VKG collection, you’ll be happy to hear that Modernica, one of our sponsors, is offering free shipping (and no tax) on the CS#22 outdoor collection. That adds up to quite a bit of savings if you have a whole patio area to furnish.

Just use code bltdcs22 at checkout.

Offer valid through 4th of July weekend.

VKG Lounge Chair

Would you believe that 720 feet of rope goes into one VKG Lounge Chair? While that’s an interesting fact, you’ll also be glad to know that this collection was originally seen in Julius Shulman’s iconic photographs of the Case Study 22 and Kaufmann House, so it certainly has staying power.

Terrace Lounge Chair, $650.00 Now: $487.50
Terrace Ottoman, $485.00 Now:$363.75

Sale price valid May 27–June 28, 2010.

Purchase Information:

Price: $487.50
Available from: DWR

Artist Deck Chairs

If the collector side of you would rather sit in a special sort of deck chair, you’ll be happy to know Artware Editions is offering artist-designed deck chairs by Damien Hirst, Gary Hume, Sir Peter Blake, Keith Tyson and others. And yes, they are suitable for the outdoors, so you better actually use them if you buy some, because it would be sort of silly to be precious about a deck chair (for goodness sake).

Solid Merpauh wood frame with digitally-printed, sailcloth sling.
48″h x 23″w x 30.5″d

Damien Hirst deck chairs: $425 + shipping
All other deck chairs: $375 + shipping

Purchase Information:

Price: $375.00
Available from: Artware Editions

Tavares Chair, White

Just yesterday I updated the post of this chair from last year, as the price had increased from just under $700.00 to $1,459.00. Now, I’ve no idea how MoMA has the price of $825.00, but it’s a heck of a lot cheaper than $1,500.00. Plus, knowing that it can go outdoors as well is all the more reason to snap it up.

Designer: Marco Sousa Santos
Suitable for indoor or outdoor use.
25h x 27.5w x 23″d

Purchase Information:

Price: $825.00
Availability: Buy Tavares Chair, White here

Lucky Beam Bench

For those of you that are fans of New York City, you’ll appreciate that the Lucky Beam Bench was inspired by the I-beams on NYC subway platforms. For all you other non-fans, forget that bit and take a look at the colors available. Even if you’re not fond of the industrial look, the colors will hook you. The outdoor versions run a bit higher, but considering the benches will pretty much last forever, it could be a good investment.

Materials: powder-coated solid aluminum plate, reclaimed or sustainable wood slab tops.
Mini Bench: 15″ w x 23″ l x 17″ h
Large Bench: 13″ wide x 48″ long x 17″ high

Mini Bench, $1,200.00
Large Bench, $2,600.00
Outdoor Mini Bench, $1,500.00
Outdoor Large Bench, $3,200.00

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Purchase Information:

Price: $1,200.00
Available from: Katch Design Company

FLY easy chair

Indoor or outdoor, this chair has some style. The knitted fabric reminds me of the Slow Chair, but, of course, this chair is a little more angular to be mistaken for its sibling. The cantilevered seat makes me wonder how much ‘give’ it has when you sit in it; does it bounce a little perhaps?

Designer: Patrick Norguet
Available in Black, Green, Brown.
Dimensions: h:710mm, s:410mm, w:710mm, d:720/400mm

See website for more pictures: Patrick Norguet

Purchase Information:

Price: 725.00
Availability: Buy FLY easy chair here

Clean Table and Benches

So don’t quote me on the name of the table…Exquisit refers to it as “gm50750″, but a rose by any other name right? Or in this case, an impossibly clean-looking table whose main design features are contrast black edges and a minimalist cushion that runs the length of the bench. It’s also available in solid black and two different lengths. Oh, and this can also be used indoors and outdoors.

Table, white or black, 808.00
Bench, white or black, 448.00
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Purchase Information:

Price: 1,888.00
Available from: Exquisit24

O-Nest Chair by Tord Boontje

A little something to add a pop of color to a monochromatic scheme. I think the embossed floral pattern on the plastic surface adds a light sense of humor that Mon Oncle would approve of.

Designer: Tord Boontje
Polyethylene, for indoor and outdoor use
30.25 x 26 x 27.25 inches

Purchase Information:

Price: $699.00
Availability: Buy O-Nest Chair by Tord Boontje here

Moroso Bent Collection

Now that spring is slowly approaching, maybe think about updating your outdoor area with some snazzy new furniture. Available in five colors, this chair and side table will make your patio or backyard fit for the discerning modernist.

designers: Christophe de la Fontaine and Stefan Diez
Material(s): Powder-coated aluminum with neoprene glides

Bent Armchair: $1,581.00 (Dimensions: H 27.25″ W 36.5″ D 16.25″ SH 15.25″)
Bent Side Table: $939.00 (Dimensions: H 16.5″ W 19.25″ D 13.75″)

Purchase Information:

Price: $939.00
Availability: Buy Moroso Bent Collection here